South Carolina is known for its beaches. Part of the reason why they are so popular is due to barrier islands. This small chain of islands, called the Sea Islands, covers about half the coastline of South Carolina and stretches into Georgia and Florida too.
These Sea Islands have been inhabited for hundreds of years, first by the native peoples of the Edisto tribe and later on by settlers and their slaves in plantations. This area of the country also saw heavy fighting during the Civil War in the 1860s.
To say Edisto Island and the other Sea Islands are home to a lot of history is an understatement to be sure!
Today, Edisto Island is a trendy tourist destination for both native South Carolinians and visitors from all over the world.
Now that you know the history of the island, we’ll cover our best tips for making the most of your time here.
When you think of New York, the bright lights and skyscrapers of the Big Apple come to mind. But, there is plenty of natural beauty in and around New York State.
One of the best ways to explore this is via road trip. You can start with the Taconic State Parkway. This parkway runs just over 100 miles from Westchester County (one of the most populated suburbs of New York City) to Chatham. This is not far south from Albany and intersects with Interstate 90 just past the Massachusetts border.
This route is frequently taken by people who are looking to escape the hustle and bustle of city life. In just under 2 hours driving time, you can be driving along the woods, valleys, lakes, and mountains of beautiful Upstate New York.
In this post, we want to highlight some of the great sightseeing on the Taconic State Parkway. If you love a road trip or are just looking for a quick day trip from New York City, Albany, or Western Massachusetts, this is the perfect place to start.
Tons of cities across the country often get overlooked as destinations. Unfortunately, Omaha, Nebraska is one of them.
Here’s the truth. Omaha is a vibrant city with plenty of culture, entertainment, food, and things to do that would keep anyone occupied for a great vacation. If all of those things sound like what you’d like to enjoy on your next road trip, well, head your car to Omaha!
In this quick guide to Omaha, we’ll give you an overview of everything you need to know.
Covering almost 2,000 miles through 15 states, Interstate 95 is the most used highway system in America.
And while this one road goes through some of the biggest cities in the United States and touches a huge portion of the population, it gets decidedly rural in its last two states: New Hampshire and Maine.
But that doesn’t mean there’s not plenty to do and see for anyone who is taking an I-95 road trip. In fact, both Maine and New Hampshire offer all types of scenery, events, and activities for the entire family.
In this post, we’ll cover some of our favorite spots along I-95 in New Hampshire and Maine. So buckle in and get ready!
If you live on the East Coast, chances are you are well aware of Interstate 95.
I-95 is the longest North-South highway in the United States, stretching almost 2,000 miles. It runs through 15 states and connects the most densely populated parts of the country. You’ll find 95 running from the beaches of Miami to the Canadian border in Maine.
And while it might just seem like another highway, there are plenty of things to do and see along the way.
In this post, we want to highlight three areas in particular: Virginia, Washington DC, and Maryland. You’ll find many great attractions that aren’t too far removed from I-95, making them the perfect place to take a small detour along your road trip.
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In 1838, over 16,000 people of the Cherokee Nation were forced by the US Government to leave their ancestral homes in Georgia, Alabama, North Carolina and Tennesee. They resettled in what is known today as Oklahoma.
This march moved people over 1,000 miles in eight states. Since it took place over the winter, the conditions were terrible. In addition, the majority of those who were required to relocate were not adequately supplied with the food or goods to make it through the snowy conditions.
Over 4,000 members of the Cherokee tribe died during this long winter and the name ‘Trail of Tears’ was born.
The Trail Of Tears National Historic Trail was authorized in 1987 as a way to help recognize what happened and commemorate the struggles of the Cherokee people during this time.
For many, the iconic movie Sleepless in Seattle rings a bell, or the historic landmark, the Space Needle when they think of Seattle. However, these are just a few things the city is known for. Seattle is a perfect place to visit on a road trip. Just a few hours from both Portland, Oregon and Vancouver, British Columbia, you really can’t go wrong whichever direction you choose.
If you are in Seattle for a quick stopover, there is plenty to keep you entertained. Ranging from shopping to sports entertainment, to historic landmarks. In this post, we’re naming just a few of many activities that can be seen in just one day.
We all think of the true founding of America as the time after the Revolutionary War and the Constitutional Convention in the late 1700s. But before that, the country that would become the America we all know was the site of colonial battles and struggles for well over 100 years.
One of the areas of the country that was most contested was Georgia. It was known as “The Debatable Land.” This area marked the border between the British Colonies and the Spanish Colonies. These two European powers had been fighting each other for land and power for hundreds of years.
In 1733, a British man named James Oglethorpe was allowed to turn “The Debatable Land” into the colony of Georgia. To protect this new land, in 1736, he built Fort Frederica at the bottom edge of the colony.
Andersonville National Historic Site might be one of the most moving National Historic Sites you’ve never heard of. Located in Andersonville, Georgia, it hosts three features in one place: Andersonville National Cemetary, the Andersonville prison, and the National Prisoner of War Museum.
All of these different sites combine in one spot to make for a fascinating historical destination. It not only serves as a stopover for those interested in Civil War history but also highlights some of the incredible stories of American prisoners of war (POW).
In this post, we want to dive into what makes Andersonville National Historic Site so special. We’ll cover each of these three areas of the site on their own, plus provide a few tips on how to make the trip.
Imagine walking almost 2,200 miles through 14 states. Sounds pretty incredible, right? Well, people from all over America and the world do it every single year on the Appalachian Trail.
The trail is the longest ‘hiking only’ trail in the world and runs from Georgia to Maine. Each year, thousands of people set off on the trail to do everything from a short day hike to walk the entire trail.